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A little help...on NFS:MW

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Well, I have spent the last 45 minutes or so looking for an answer to my question (by using the handy search bar) but I have not found anything that sounds like my problem

Anywho, my problem is that during the racing bits of the game, it will run fine for a few seconds then kinda slow down...speed up...slow down. It does not really matter what the detail level or res is at...it still does it. I have patched the game but it did not help out that much. I followed the instructions from TweakGuides.com and they did help out a bit....here is what it says

"If you run a dual core CPU, such as a Pentium D or AMD X2, or even a Pentium 4 with HyperThreading, you may notice that the game is quite jerky even at high framerates. Things seem to run fast and slow randomly - this is because the game has compatibility issues with dual core CPUs. So not only is there no performance boost with dual core CPUs, there are actually issues which require the following steps to be resolved:

Setting Processor Affinity Manually: Launch Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and as soon as the game appears to begin loading, or after it has loaded up, press CTRL+ALT+DEL to bring up the Task Manager. Under the Processes tab, find the Speed.exe process, right-click on it, select 'Set Affinity' and in the box which appears, untick 'CPU 1'."

I have a Pentium 4 with hyperthreading...so I tried it out. (Maybe this might help someone else out too?) Anyways, thanks for reading all this and for any help that you can give me!
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The CPU affinity config options should fix your problem, as Intel HT is technicaly two Virtual CPU's. (If that's what's causing it.)
Since MW does like alot of RAM, yuor 512 could be causing it to go and start using the Page File, which could slow you down, too.
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Hmm...well I have been thinking about upgrading to 1mb but with the extra Christmas money I got I was thinking about going to 2mb...but would there be more noticeable gains then with 1mb on NFS:MW and BF2? Oh, thanks for the help too!
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Hi, i get this too (speed up, slowdown and freezing @ any display rate) but i know my graffix cards as much use as a wet paper towel, lol. il try that CTRL+ALT+DEL and see what happends
    
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